Mother, daughter graduate from college same day

Mother, daughter graduate from college same day
Please check your E-mail inbox or spam to confirm.

FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina — Marcia Thomas has never worn a cap and gown before. The 49-year-old was a teen mom, who was forced to forego high school graduation.

JOIN US FOR MORE ON:
or

“I never went to my high school graduation and did all those things,” said Thomas. “So many times as a parent, you put yourself on the back burner. You know your kids are important. Going back to school has always been on my bucket list. I just thought that maybe it would have been years from now.”

Educating her children was always a priority. She returned to school many years later and will be earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Fayetteville State University.

But there’s one twist.

“We’re graduating together! I think I’m more excited this time,” said Amanda Ross, Marcia’s oldest daughter.

Ross is an alum of Fayetteville State University, who is graduating with her master’s degree in social work.\

We lined it up so that if she took classes both summer sessions, she’d graduate the same time as I was. We lined it up and started in the fall of 2019,” said Ross.

Data from the National Center for Education show African American women are more likely to receive their bachelor’s degree than any other race. Yet, they earn just 63 cents to every dollar earned by white men.

The mother-daughter duo admit this pay disparity is a bit discouraging, but they’ve chosen confidence when negotiating salaries.

“Definitely don’t sell yourself short,” said Ross.

Their graduation is set for Saturday, May 8, on Mother’s Day weekend.

Source: 6abc.com.

NOW FREE: Telegram SuperGroup Sales Formula: How to use Telegram to Sell Digital Courses



DISCLAIMER: Do not pay or release sensitive financial details to any organizer/recruiter unless futher verified from your end.
Easter Hunt Sale
Easter Sale
Avatar photo

About the Author: Anonymous

I simply do not have an identity, so... Nothing to read about me. Sorry 😊.

Got a question/Suggestion? Let's talk!

LATEST OPPORTUNITIES:

🕛 Oct 07, 2022
African Union – European Union (AU-EU) 2022 Digital for Development (D4D) Blogging Competition
in General Competitions | for Everyone

🕛 Oct 07, 2022
Apply: Polygon Bootcamp Africa 2022 for Web3 Developers
in General Competitions | for Africans

🕛 Oct 07, 2022
Growth4Her Investor Readiness Accelerator Program for Women SMEs 2022
in Grants & Fundings | for Entrepreneurs

🕛 Oct 07, 2022
IAU Astronomy in Africa Scholarships 2024for African Students
in Masters Programs | for Africans

🕛 Oct 07, 2022
Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) 2023 Scale Accelerator
in Trainings and Workshops | for Entrepreneurs

🕛 Oct 07, 2022
Nigerian National Committee Annual UWC Scholarship Award / Selection Exercise 2023
in Scholarships | for Nigerians

🕛 Oct 07, 2022
Roddenberry Foundation Catalyst Fund 2022 (up to $15,000)
in Grants & Fundings | for Innovators

🕛 Oct 07, 2022
TE Connectivity African Heritage Scholarship Program 2022
in Scholarships | for Undergraduates

🕛 Oct 08, 2022
JPMorgan Chase Code for Good Africa Challenge for Young Africans 2022
in General Competitions | for Africans

🕛 Oct 09, 2022
2022 MTN Nigeria mPulse Spelling Bee for Nigerian Primary & Secondary School Students
in General Competitions | for Children

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12